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House Ethics Committee Dismisses Complaint Against Speaker

By Brandon Smith, IPB News | Published on in Law, Politics
House Speaker Brian Bosma (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
House Speaker Brian Bosma (right). Photo by Lauren Chapman IPB News

The Indiana House Ethics Committee Monday dismissed a complaint made against House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis).

The complaint stemmed from an Indianapolis Star report that a former legislative intern – who claims she had an affair with Bosma more than two decades ago – accused the Republican lawmaker’s attorney last year of intimidating her and her family and friends.

Because that attorney was hired with campaign funds, former Rep. Linda Lawson (D-Hammond) filed an ethics complaint against Bosma.

The House Ethics Committee brought in an outside attorney to help investigate. But a letter Monday from the six members of the committee – three Republicans, three Democrats – says there’s no reasonable cause to support the complaint.

The Indiana Elections Commission also previously dismissed a complaint over the allegations.